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Hunter Valley Wine Tours

Hunter Valley Wine Tours – Make the most of your time in the Hunter Valley

 

The Hunter Valley has so much to offer, but with 140 different wine outlets to choose from, deciding where to go can be overwhelming. With the help of some great tour operators, here are some popular Hunter Valley tour packages to make the most of your time away.

 

Two Fat Blokes Wine Tours

Two Fat Blokes have lived in the Hunter Valley for a combined 40 years. Their local knowledge and friendly approach to hospitality have seen them curate a selection of memorable Hunter Valley experiences. Here is a snapshot of their tours, but there are more tours to choose from here: https://twofatblokes.com.au/tours/

Half-Day ‘Snapshot’ $79 pp

  • VIP wine tasting at 3 top wineries (small, boutique and large).
  • Relax in comfort in our luxury vans.
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
  • Cheese and wine matching experience ($30pp included value).
  • See kangaroos and local wildlife.
  • Pickup and drop-off to your wine country accommodation (Pokolbin, Lovedale, Nukulba, Rothbury and Cessnock pickups only).

Beer Belly Half-Day Tour $95 pp

  • 10 x 7oz craft beers (or wine tasting) at 3 destinations.
  • Cheeses and snacks.
  • Entertaining tour guide.
  • Comfortable luxury vans for smaller group fun.
  • Pickup and drop-off to your wine country accommodation (Pokolbin, Lovedale, Nukulba, Rothbury and Cessnock pickups only).

Uncork the Hunter Full-Day Tour $189 pp

  • VIP wine tasting at the Hunters best wineries.
  • Mystery wine experience tailored exclusively for Two Fat Blokes guests.
  • Cheese and wine pairing experience.
  • Gourmet grazing box lunch amongst the vines.
  • Chocolate and wine matching experience.
  • Tasty and informative brewery tour.
  • See kangaroos and local wildlife.
  • Relax in comfort in our luxury vans.
  • The Hunter Valley’s most loved tour guides.
  • Pickup and drop-off to your Hunter Valley accommodation.

Progressive Winemakers Lunch/Afternoon Tour $225 pp

  • VIP service at 4 superb winery restaurants.
  • 9 course degustation lunch matched with wine from the region’s best chefs.
  • Relax in comfort in our luxury vans.
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
  • Pickup and drop-off to your wine country accommodation.

Food and Wine Lovers Full-Day Tour $259 pp 

  • VIP wine tasting at 4 or 5 top wineries (small, boutique and large).
  • Relax in comfort in our luxury vans.
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.
  • Sparkling wine brunch to begin your day.
  • Behind-the-scenes winery tour.
  • Taste from the winemakers barrel.
  • Enjoy wines unavailable for tasting at cellar doors.
  • Scrumptious lunch at restaurant/delicatessen including wine/beer and afternoon tea/coffee.
  • See kangaroos and local wildlife.
  • Pickup and drop-off to your wine country accommodation.

To book a tour with Two Fat Blokes phone: 0414 316 859

Hunter Valley Tour sign

Rover Coaches

Rover Coaches is one of the largest family-owned bus companies in New South Wales. Visitors can sip, swirl & savour a day in the Hunter Valley on one of their highly regarded Wine Rover Tours or Hunter Ale Trails. Rover Coaches can also organise private Wine Tours or transport for weddings and parties in the vineyards.

Here’s a snapshot of their tours but there are more tours to choose from here: https://www.rovercoaches.com.au/

Tours from Cessnock & Pokolbin from $80 pp
Wine Rover Tours departing Saturday Only – Groups of 10 or more only

  • Stop at specially selected wineries and attractions.
  • Enjoy great coffee, cheese and chocolate tastings, olive tastings, shopping and a walk around the Hunter Valley Gardens Village.
  • Choose from a wonderful array of lunch options and gourmet snacks at any of the cafes and shops.
  • Cleanse your palate with a cold crisp ale from a Brewhouse or Potters Brewery, both offering an array of boutique-style beers.

The Hunter Ale Trail Half-Day Tour $80 pp
For Groups of 15 pax or more

  • Visit 3 breweries: Hunter Beer Company, Hope Estate Brewhouse and Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley
  • Tasting Paddles at each brewery
  • All Tours collect and return from your Hotel. Tours operate Saturday and Sundays or on-demand; private groups and corporates welcome midweek. Breweries may vary subject to availability and no bookings will be taken for groups under 15pax.

To book a tour with Rover Coaches phone: 02 4990 1699

 

iHop Hunter Valley Day & Night Tours

iHop offers a unique range of tours to suit all budgets and tastes. From self-guided Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours, On-Demand Transport, Premium Food and Drink Pairing Tours, Half Day Tours, Afternoon & Night Tours, customised Private and Corporate Tours.

Here is a snapshot below. For more information visit: https://ihophuntervalley.com.au/hunter-valley-wine-tours/

Hop-On Hop-Off Hunter Valley Tours

Adult: Full Day Pass: $65 pp (unlimited stops/complimentary accommodation transfers) 

Express Pass: $39 pp (visit any 2 single stops & a return trip to your boarding point – up to 3 hour tour)

Customise your wine tour using the Hop-On, Hop-Off Hunter Valley Buses that visit 30 designated stops accessing over 60 venues throughout the Pokolbin and Lovedale Food and Wine Trails. You’ll have a choice of two different timetables so you can tour the Hunter Valley at your own pace. Timetables available here: https://ihophuntervalley.com.au/ihop-by-day/

Hunter Valley Half-Day Wine Tour $99 pp

  • Visit a trio of different venues on a tasting adventure with a difference.
  • Enjoy local premium wine and produce.
  • A seated wine tasting at a mystery cellar door.
  • A complimentary antipasto plate of local produce
  • A scenic photo opportunity.
  • Cap it all off with a wine and cheese pairing.

Complimentary transfers from Lovedale, Pokolbin, Cessnock and Rothbury. Tour operates 5 days a week – Thursday to Monday. Duration: 3.5 Hours + Transfers

To book a tour with iHop Hunter Valley phone: 0455 535 035

Hunter Valley grapevines

Where to stay

Hermitage Lodge – Immerse yourself in the heart of the Hunter Valley

Hermitage Lodge is a boutique hotel nestled amongst the vines of a tranquil 20-hectare property. Choose from twenty rooms and seven different room types. Why not make it even more special with our ‘Romantic Escape’ package.

609 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin
Info and reservations: Ph +61 2 4998 7639
www.hermitagelodge.com.au

 

Where to eat

Il Cacciatore, Hermitage Lodge’s award-winning restaurant

Treat your tastebuds to delicious Northern Italian inspired cuisine. Il Cacciatore delivers authentic Italian food made from fresh local ingredients in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It’s no surprise it’s a popular choice of Hunter Valley locals and visitors alike. Open for dinner seven nights from 6 pm; Lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm and takeaway from noon seven days and nights.

Restaurant Reservations: +61 2 4998 7639
Restaurant online bookings and menus: https://hermitagelodge.com.au/restaurant/